Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Quick & Easy Easter Wreath

Don't have an Easter Wreath up yet?  I made one a couple weeks ago that will literally take as long as you wait for acrylic paint and hot glue to dry.

Like I've said before, I like to have a reminder of the real reason for the Easter season (still love bunnies and eggs, don't get me wrong), so I wanted our Easter wreath to reflect that.  I also wanted it to have a touch of Easter how we think of it--- hence the eggs.  (Although, did you know they are also a symbol for Easter because chicks break free of their shell just as Christ broke free from the bands of death--- everything points to Him.)

Gather It:
  • Grapevine Wreath--- I got mine at Hobby Lobby with 40% coupon
  • Wooden Eggs--- I got 2 pack for 4 for 1.99 each.  In the wood section of HL.  I honestly picked the size by holding them up to the wreath
  • Paint
  • Vinyl, stencil, alphabet stickers or a permanent marker
  • sealer
  • Glue Gun & Accessories

Create It:
  1. Paint the eggs whatever color you want.  I put two coats on mine.
  2. Create the Letters in the medium which suits you.  I used my Silhouette to cut the vinyl out.  It could also be done with stencil and paint, permanent marker free-handed or alphabet stickers.
  3. After the eggs are dry, apply the letters and seal it (either with spray or paint-on acrylic sealer.  My front porch gets A LOT of sun and I wanted to make sure the letters and colors didn't warp.
  4. Arrange and glue on the eggs.  I had a perfect section on my wreath to fit the word 'risen' and I thought the other ones looked nice above.  There's many ways to do this.  Then CAREFULLY glue on an egg at a time.  I've used a glue gun multiple times in my life and right after I told my almost 4-yr-old how dangerous they can be, one egg slipped out of my hand and onto my thumb, with fresh glue on it.  Seriously, be extra careful.
  5. After you ice a finger or two (if needed) sit back and enjoy your new Easter wreath.

Happy Easter, everyone!

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